July 2, 2018

Membership – July 2018

Welcome to new members –  Rick and Phyllis Gillingham along with Lauren and Anastasia of Indianapolis – sailing a Catalina 22.  Also we welcome returning members Glen and Elizabeth Fuller and their children, Isabella and Ava of Indianapolis.  They will be sailing Hunter 23.5. We appreciate that recently some members decided to sublease for the remainder of the season.  As a result 2 additional new members who joined in the fall of 2017 were able to put their boats in the water.   On the present wait list, we still have 3 members who joined late in 2017  along with 4 members who have joined in 2018.  So if anyone has decided they are not going to put their boat in the water in 2018, please let Dennis Robertson know ASAP.   Up until 7/4, we are still reimbursing the total slip fee.  After that date, we will start to prorate. Jane Schmidt    Christy Merriman
June 5, 2018

Membership – June 2018

You all should have a new 2018 Membership Booklet in your hands via the US Post Office.  If you did not receive one, please let us know.  Please note that there is also a copy of the booklet on our website, under the membership tab, in the column on the right hand side of the page. There is a correction to the booklet.  Page 15, Katherine Eardly.  Please refer to your 2017 booklet (page 14) for the correct information regarding her boat and her home phone #.  Sorry for that mistake. Please note that a New Member Orientation session will be held in the upper shelter house at 1:00 on Sunday, June 24. Jane Schmidt      Christy Merriman
May 7, 2018

Membership May 2018

Welcome to new members Bobby and Helen Small of Indianapolis, sailing a Hunter 23.  They are former members who are now returning!!  This makes a total of 5 new members since 1/1/18. Our first New Member Orientation will be on Sunday, June 24 1:00 in the upper shelter house.  This is a chance for new members to learn more about the club and ask any questions they may have.  Also a chance for any prospective members to come and learn. The 2018 Membership Booklet is at the printers and will be mailed directly to you.  You should  receive it around May 11th. Remember our AED unit is located on the front wall of the racing shed and is available at all times.  There are several good tutorials on online if you want to learn more about the use of an AED.  Our unit has a screen and voice instructions that walks you through the whole process and shows on the screen where electrodes are to be placed, etc. Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
April 6, 2018

Membership April 2018

Welcome to new members Marcus Rogers and Audrey Mills who are from Fishers and sailing a  J 24. There will be a New Member Orientation session on Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 pm in the upper shelter.   Come meet with Christy to learn more about ECSC and encourage any prospective members to attend. All checks received have been deposited and all decals for boats and trailers have been mailed so if you have not received yours, please contact Jane.  Slips have been assigned and there is a wait list this year.  Those of you who sent a separate slip check for $385 and were not assigned a slip, I am still holding those in a secure file and will do so for awhile longer in the event that additional slips may become available for subleasing as the season progresses. Jane Schmidt      Christy Merriman
March 5, 2018

Membership – March 2018

Welcome to two new members in 2018.  David and Sandy Berry of Indianapolis, sailing a Catalina 22. Andy and Margie Cockshott along with Iain, Jenny and Peter from Indianapolis sailing a Precision 18. Most of you have sent in your annual dues and slip fees for 2018.  Decals, keys if requested, and new labels for the back of your membership cards have been mailed out to you.  If you don’t receive those within 7-10 days, please notify Jane at 317-575-0937. The Harbormaster will have all of your requests in his hands by 3/13 and will then begin the process of assigning slips for 2018.  Results will be posted online and at the club, hopefully by early April. Please note on the label for the your membership card that Eagle Creek Sailing Club is a member of three organizations:  Inter-Lake Yachting Association, Yachting Club of America and U.S. Sailing. Our club pays an annual fee for these memberships which then allows each of us reciprocal privileges at other member clubs throughout the US.  For example, I-LYA has 45 clubs, YCA has over 700 clubs across America and U.S. Sailing is the national governing body for the sport of sailing with its mission to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the US and it can provide a great deal of support to our club and individual members. Also please note that those labels (about 70) that were mailed prior to 2/15 were incomplete in that YCA was not listed. We have corrected labels for you and will see that you receive them. Our AED unit has remained in it’s location on the east side of the racing shed.  We have monitored the status of the battery throughout the winter months and everything remains operational. Jane and Christy Membership Chairs
February 3, 2018

Membership – February 2018

2018 Dues Statements will be mailed on 1/30/18.  If you do not receive yours by 2/10/18 or if you any questions, please call Jane at 317-Five Seven Five-9837. Jane Schmidt      Christy Merriman Membership
January 1, 2018

Membership January 2018

We welcome eight new members since our last report on October 1st.  This brings our total new members in 2017 to 30 and our total membership to 257.  As of 1/1/18, the initiation fee will increase to $1,250.  Welcome to:  Steven Koehn of Indianapolis sailing a San Juan 21’ Curtis & Kathi Ballard of Greenwood sailing a Catlina 22’ Cody McCoun of Indianapolis Keith & Kay Phelps of Indianapolis who we’ll see on ‘The Floating Illini’, a Catalina 22’  Jon & Jen Poynter along with Kelsey, Madison and Caron, who are from Avon and will be sailing ‘Island Time’, a 25’ O’Day Brian McClure & Catherine Cicierko from Indy sailing a Benetau 235 David & Michele Imler, presently from St. Mary’s, Ohio, but soon moving to Indy and sailing an O’Day 23 and Precision 18.5 and last, but not least in 2017, we welcome: Mark Leach of Indianapolis. The club AED unit is located on the outside west wall of the racing shed and our plans are for it to remain there throughout the winter months.  We are closely monitoring it to be sure that the battery continues to function in these cold temperatures.  Most AED units are in a more protected inside areas and as this is our first winter, we will have to see how it goes.   We’ll let you know if we would decide to take it out of service for the months of January, February and March. The forms for renewal of annual dues, 2018 slip preference and winter storage will be mailed January 31st with the due date being February 28, 2018.   If for any reason, you would need to receive yours earlier than that, please call Jane at 317-575-9837.   If you do not receive yours in the mail by 2/9/18, call Jane. Please free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Jane and Christy
October 6, 2017

Membership – October 2017

Welcome to four new members in September   Jim and Carissa Bartek of Westfield.  Lee Crowther of Carmel who will be sailing a Hunter 26.  Peter and Mary Hansen of Indianapolis, sailing a Capri 22.  Greg Roshel of Avon.   It’s been a good and busy season.  Christy has conducted three New Member Orientation sessions throughout the year that have been well attended.  We have a total of 22 new members to date in 2018, bringing the grand total to 249 active members as of 9/28/17.   As we head into 2018, Christy and I have been asked to remain at the helm of the membership committee and we are pleased to do so for another year.   Feel free to contact either one of us with any questions or concerns regarding the club.   Jane Schmidt Christy Merriman